What are Candy Days?
Each year in October all the Lions Clubs in Illinois join in making a special effort to raise funds for the seeing and hearing impaired individuals of our state who cannot afford glasses, hearing aids, or have special devices.. We are the only organization in Morris that helps fund individuals with these particular problems. In 1925 the members at that time were asked by Helen Keller to become “Knights for the Blind” and from that time forward we have continued that quest.
Businesses in the community donate to us so that we can purchase candy for our event. We have been allowed to once again stand in front of stores like Walmart, and Jewel to solicit our donations. We thank these stores for helping us to be able to ask YOU to help us-- help those in need-- so that you too can become a “Knight for the Blind (and now the hearing impaired as well).
We then give out the candy and ask for donation as a simple thank you for your support. Thank you in advance for your donation. Remember 100% of what we collect goes for Sight and Sound!!!
Your Candy Day Committee and all the Lions of Morris Illinois,
Lions Don Lutes, Dr. Larry and Joanne Johnson
Thank you Morris, Illinois citizens and businesses for your generosity in making our Candy Days a success. Lions and several volunteers were busy at Jewel and Walmart passing out candy mints for donations. Letters were written asking for help from some local businesses who responded generously. Each year the city of Morris makes our Candy Days a success and we thank you for helping us to help those who are visually and hearing impaired.